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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a news conference in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Ocasio-Cortez was talking about a federal program that will help families pay for funeral costs during the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

AOC calls for 'full investigation' into Cuomo nursing home scandal

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday joined Republican and Democratic state lawmakers calling for a "full investigation" into Gov. Andrew Cuomo's treatment of COVID-19-positive nursing home patients and the underreporting of related deaths. Published February 19, 2021